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Poster: garthus Date: Sep 1, 2009 8:18pm
Forum: texts Subject: Adobe Acrobat 9.0 and the Hyper-agents of Corporate Greed:

Adobe Acrobat 9.0 and the Hyper-agents of Corporate Greed:

The print spooler was acting up on one of my workstations. After trying to re-install Adobe Acrobat I quickly realized that it had damaged the WinXP workstations' registry. It could neither be uninstalled or re-installed. So now we have achieved the pinnacle of proprietary software development. Products which are designed as to be so invasive that they permanently damage the underlying Operating System; all in the name of trying to extort the user into upgrading a trial version of the software to a full version. I have had it with Adobe and its Microshit partner and will no longer use any of their products (unless I can figure out how to use them for free).

By installing PDF-maker; which is Open-source; with Ghostwriter which is also freely available; I can now use Open Office to convert my HTML and Text files to PDF files. One more nail in the coffin of the Amerikan Consumer. If people put up with this crap by not saying anything; you may find that a great part of your hard-earned money will be spent on sub-standard and sub-optimal proprietary software. What a shame that the once-great American Republic has morphed into a plutocratic grab-ocracy where Banks,credit card companies and most large corporations have merely become hyper-agents of greed and deception whose only rule is to grab whatever they can with no consideration whatsoever for their previously loyal customers. Think about this, all of you Flash junkies, when you invite such crap into your next project. I will not be at that party.

Gerry